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Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes Mrs. Rudd's writings of her life. It notes that Mrs. Rudd wrote the first version of her life, her “Case”, just after her arrest in February. It adds that after the brothers' ... More


Mrs. Rudd on Trial

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Mrs. Rudd's trial which opened on December 8, 1775, and attracted a large crowd. It notes that the trial lasted from nine in the morning until almost eight in the evening and ... More


The Press and the Case

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the press reports on the Perreau case which turned it into a national sensation—an inescapable phenomenon. It notes that the press gave full accounts of all the official ... More


Passing Fair

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides the biographies of the central characters: Daniel and Robert Perreau and Mrs. Rudd. It notes that during and immediately after their trials, the Perreaus and their witnesses ... More


Debating the Law

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the legal controversy surrounding Mrs. Rudd's detention after the trial of Daniel Perreau. It notes that this act transformed what had been a scandal into a major legal ... More


“If Innocents Should Suffer”

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Mrs. Rudd's acquittal and the papers interpreted it as the product of a technicality, the result of confusion on the part of the jurors. It notes that the world remained ... More


Epilogue

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This section discusses the fate of the central characters in the story of the famous forgery who survived for several decades, after the protagonists faded from public view. It notes that whether or ... More


Introduction

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This section discusses the coverage of the book which attempts to provide an explanation to the fascination that the affair of Mrs. Rudd and the Perreaus exerted over England. It offers a glimpse ... More


To the Hanging Tree

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the public execution of seven men hanged for property offenses. It notes that these men were Lyon Abrahams and Saunders Alexander, convicted of burglary, George Lee, a handsome ... More


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